First lock at Sjotorp, the beginning of the Gota Canal on the eastern shore of Lake Vanern

RIBApix ref no RIBA19040
Architect/DesignerEricson, Nils (1802-1870)
Telford, Thomas (1757-1834)
Artist/Photographerde Mare, Eric (1910-2002)
CountrySweden
CitySjotorp
Subject Date1832
Image Date1956
ViewTopographical
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP247/18
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Thomas Telford was initially engaged by the King of Sweden to oversee the building of the canal which began in 1810 and was officially inaugurated in 1832. Nils Ericson was appointed leader of the canal project in 1824.

Subject tags

workers, boats, canals